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‘MTSU On the Record’ celebrates Blue Raider golfer-scholar Burks

Blue Raider golfer Sophie Burks, pictured above, is the latest guest on the "MTSU On the Record" radio program. Host Gina Logue’s interview with the two-time Conference USA Second Team Academic All-American will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. Burks, who graduated in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, spent the spring 2022 semester taking a few graduate-level courses that will prepare her for nursing school in her home state of Alabama. She made the dean’s list every semester at MTSU. (Burks photo courtesy of MT Athletics; also shown is WMOT and Conference USA logos)
Blue Raider golfer Sophie Burks, pictured above, is the guest on the “MTSU On the Record” radio program that first aired May 10 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. Host Gina Logue interviewed the two-time Conference USA Second Team Academic All-American, who graduated in May 2021 from MTSU with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and spent the spring 2022 semester taking a few graduate-level courses that will prepare her for nursing school in her home state of Alabama. She made the dean’s list every semester at MTSU. (Burks photo courtesy of MT Athletics; also shown is WMOT and Conference USA logos)

One of MTSU’s top student-athletes was the guest on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with two-time Conference USA Second Team Academic All-American and Blue Raider golfer Sophie Burks first aired May 10 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org.

You can listen to their conversation at the SoundCloud link below.

Sophie Burks, MTSU golfer, two-time Conference USA Academic All-American
Sophie Burks
Gina K. Logue, MTSU News and Media Relations specialist
Gina K. Logue

Burks, who graduated in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, spent the spring 2022 semester taking a few graduate-level courses that will prepare her for nursing school in her home state of Alabama. She made the dean’s list every semester at MTSU.

As a member of the MTSU women’s golf team, Burks ended the spring 2022 semester with a stroke average of 75.6 in 30 rounds. Her 1-under-par, 215-stroke performance in the Jackrabbit Invitational in Boulder City, Nevada, led the Blue Raiders to the team title.

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Burks posted a program record 54-hole score of 205, 11 under par at the USA Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at the start of the 2021-22 season. She finished the tourney tied for third.

While she played softball, volleyball and basketball as a child, Burks did not take up golf until her freshman year in high school. She said the sport appealed to her because of its independent nature.

“My own destiny was … held in my own hands,” Burks said. “If you want to work harder at it, you’ll get better at it. You set your own pace. That was kind of eye-catching. But, also, I just caught on quickly.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

MTSU exercise science alumna Sophie Burks, shown in this file photo, is a Conference USA All-Academic golfer for the second consecutive year after she was named in April to the C-USA Second Team Academic All-American women's golf team. Burks, who has been taking graduate courses to prepare for nursing school in Alabama, also is a member of the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and C-USA Academic Medal winner. (Photo courtesy of MTSU Athletics)
MTSU exercise science alumna Sophie Burks, shown in this file photo, is a Conference USA All-Academic golfer for the second consecutive year after she was named in April to the C-USA Second Team Academic All-American women’s golf team. Burks, who has been taking graduate courses to prepare for nursing school in Alabama, also is a member of the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and C-USA Academic Medal winner. (Photo courtesy of MTSU Athletics)


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